U.W. Will Require Fewer Upper Level Classes

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A.P. 5-5,2015

The University of Wyoming will reduce the number of course credits required for upper-level students.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that the UW Faculty Senate on Monday approved a bill that will let students take 42 credit hours in 3,000-level or higher courses, dropping the number from 48 hours.

Faculty Senate Chair Ed Janak says the reduction puts UW more in line with other universities.

He says the school had the second-highest upper-level course requirement.

Senate chair-elect Tucker Readdy said faculty wanted to make the process smoother for transfer students who have limited course offerings at previous schools.

The six extra credits could sometimes force students to stay an extra semester or two.

Janak says departments can still require more credit hours if it fits their program.